This evening, I had my university friends round for a meal. There were about 15 of us and it was fantastic. I have to admit right away that I didn’t cook, but there was excellent food and wonderful catch up time with dear, valued friends. It was truly a blessed time and an amazing opportunity to catch up on all of summer’s events.
It always strikes me how Jesus never underestimated the importance of food and just ‘being’ together, eating and enjoying each other’s company. It’s an important part of Christian faith. It’s an important part of who we are as humans.
Saying that, we should never neglect or underestimate the value of fellowship in the Church. We do it far too often, and it must stop. We’re not called to live the Christian life alone. We’re called to a body, a bride. And there are many members making up one family. If you think about that, it’s a very powerful thing…
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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